Eco-Friendly Design Tutorials and Resources Round-Up

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Eco-friendly is in! With all the global warming issues threatening the world today, ‘going green‘ becomes the keyword as everyone around us scurry to do their part to save our planet. It shouldn’t be surprising to us to see that the world is moving towards the direction of environmental friendliness as we see more and more green products in our everyday lives, all for the sake of preserving nature.

Whether you are designing a website for ‘green’ causes or for any other purposes, the ‘green’ theme is sure to catch the attention of any web surfers. Besides, by promoting ‘green’ in your sites, you may very well be contributing by raising the public’s awareness on the importance of conserving Mother Earth!

Here are some useful resources that you might find helpful in your creation of awesome green websites.

Photoshop Tutorials & PSDs

How to Create a 3D Leaf from a Texture Photograph. In this beginners level tutorial, you will learn how to create a vibrant 3D leaf compilation from a single 2D photograph. (by Psdtuts)

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial we’ll create a rather cool-looking grass-text effect using a photo of grass, the Pen Tool and a bit of patience. (by Psdtuts)

How to Create a Delicious Green Apple Illustration. How to draw a shiny green apple with various painting techniques. (by Psdtuts)

Earth Day – Green Planet. Creating a green planet from scratch. (by Alexandra Fomicheva)

Apple .PSD (by Flahorn)

Keep Our Planet Green. This poster was initially created for a poster competition. Suicidekills was generous enough to upload a PSD version to show you how it’s done. (by Suicidekills)

Splashy Leaf Wallpaper In Photoshop. How to create a nice looking wallpaper that consist of nice water drops and beautiful leaves. (by Abduzeedo)

Photoshop Brushes

Floral Brushes (by Bittbox)

Grass Brushes (by QBrushes)

Marihuana Brushes (by myszka01)

Tree Brush Pack (by Horhew)

Grass brushes (by Katikut)

Pretty Flowers Brushes Set (by Webdesigner Lab)

Leaves Brushes (by Obsidian Dawn)

Leaf Brushes (by Mao)

Flora Brushes 1 (by Pia)

The Grasslands (by midnightstouch)

Dill Brushes (by hawksmont)

Floral Design Vector Graphic (by Webdesignhot)

Photos & Textures

Grass Texture Stock 4 (by Sed-rah-Stock)

Free Hedge plant Texture (by pillowfight)

Green Grass Texture 01 (by Goodtextures)

Leaf texture green (by Anilestock)

Texture 003 (by Juuichimei)

Texture 5 (by Bmjewell-stock)

Texture Leaves (by Kuschelirmel-stock)

Grass Texture 2 (by Texture Online)

Leaves Texture 4

Full of Water Leaves (by All-free-download)

Green leaves, close-up background

Icons

Ecology Icon Set 3. Comes together with 1 EPS and 3 PNG (650 dpi) format. (by AllonzoInc)

Aire Windows Icons. 88 ICOs + 1 PSD file (by Gakuseisean)

Green Icon Set (by Arglos)

Go Green! Web Icon Set (by Speckyboy)

Milky, a free vector icon set – Part 1 (by Min Tran)

Author:

Michael is a freelance blogger and regular contributor for Hongkiat.com. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a double major in Psychology and Communications & New Media in 2011.He believes in the power of the written word to influence and inspire. An enthusiastic video gamer, Michael is also actively engaged in various physical activities in his spare time.

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